this is a question re scooter registration, change of ownership and the law.
what I want to know is is there an actual legal system in Viet Nam that constitutes vehicle registration ? and also how do the insurance companies view it when you tick yes you'll be riding a bike covered by the insurance policy.
for eg when a bike is brand new it has to be registered with a blue card. Is this a one off registration or is it good for the life of the vehicle i.e you don't have to pay an annual renewal fee ?
what happens with a change of ownership ? do transfer papers have to be submitted to a department ? does the vehicle have to be re registered in your name or is the simple hand to hand transfer of the infamous "blue card" plus a document saying you bought it enough ? (as everyone seems to think it is !).
Are the insurance companies satisfied with this level of registration (the passing of the blue card only) or do you have to physically re register the bike in your name to be considered riding a legally registered bike and hence covered by insurance. If so does it mean that every tourist or expat who has ever ridden a bike in Vietnam has never been really been covered by their insurance in that they are riding a bike that is not properly registered (as the only thing that has transpired is the handing over of the blue card ?